ASWING Overview

Summary Description

ASWING is a program for the aerodynamic, structural, and control-response analysis
of aircraft with flexible wings and fuselages of high to moderate aspect ratio.

Configuration Description

Solution state for all analyses

Analysis Capabilities

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Frequently Asked Questions

A collection of emailed questions about ASWING, and the replies. ASWING FAQ

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Announcements

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Software

ASWING is licensed for commercial use by the MIT Technology Licensing Office
(617) 253-6966

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Documents

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Sample Input Files, Calculations


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Author: Mark Drela, drela (AT) mit (DOT) edu

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Page Revisions

January 11, 2001
- Page created. ASWING 5.42

November 22, 2005
- ASWING 5.62
- Added the Sensor entity, which delivers state outputs
- Added 2D-Bode frequency gust analysis
- Added more general engine model capability
- Added propeller plume model
- Added structural damping
- Added Reduced Order Modeling capability
- ... and a bunch of other stuff. See version_notes.txt

July 17, 2005
- Added link to dataflow.ps file.

March 10, 2007
- ASWING 5.64
- Further additions to the Reduced Order Modeling stuff.
- ... See version_notes.txt

March 13, 2007
- Added PDF versions of PS documents

October 25, 2007
- ASWING 5.73
- Added gust response info to the ROM output
- Added ground effect
- ... See version_notes.txt
- Updated the theory documentation

May 29, 2008
- ASWING 5.79
- Posted sample input files above
- Lots of minor tweaks -- see version_notes.txt

August 4, 2008
- Reorganized and updated the ASWING description above

September 2, 2008
- ASWING 5.82
- Added prop whirl flutter prediction capability, for 3 or more prop blades.
- Added moment/angle compliance option to the beam joint equations.
- Updated the Steady and Unsteady theory documents.
- Other minor tweaks -- see version_notes.txt

November 25, 2008
- Added a FAQ file link above

June 12, 2009
- Replaced moving GIFs with clearer versions

February 1, 2010
- Added YouTube link to BFF video
- Added animated GIFs for DLG launch
- Added animated GIF for flapping bird